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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dr. Blackwell Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Filed under: Nursing Science — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 19:17
Dr. Blackwell is formally inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. He is flanked by AAN President Dr. Karen Cox (right) and incoming AAN President Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx (left)

Christopher W. Blackwell, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) on Saturday, October 26th in Washington, DC.

The American Academy of Nursing’s fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Fellows represent association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; elected officials; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.

Invitation to fellowship is more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. Academy fellows also have a responsibility to contribute their time and energies to the Academy, and to engage with other health leaders outside the Academy in transforming America’s health system by

  • Enhancing the quality of health and nursing;
  • Promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum;
  • Reducing health disparities and inequalities;
  • Shaping healthy behaviors and environments;
  • Integrating mental and physical health; and
  • Strengthening the nursing and health delivery system, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Blackwell’s induction as a FAAN is a career pinnacle achievement. The UCF College of Nursing noted the induction:

Dr. Christopher Blackwell is a national expert on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer health. His work was among the earliest on point-of-service screening of HIV by nurses, and today his research continues to guide nurses on providing care and making clinical decisions for high-risk and vulnerable populations. For example, his research on the use of a smart phone application to help providers make vaccine-administration decisions for HIV-infected adults has contributed to safer and more effective health outcomes. A board-certified adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and adult nurse practitioner, Blackwell has received numerous honors in his career including the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award and being inducted as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He currently serves as program director for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner graduate programs and is a commissioner on the board of directors for the certified nurse educator program for the National League for Nursing.

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